Jones Point Lighthouse, Alexandria

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Jones Point is a geographic point on the Potomac River which is part of the city of Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The Jones Point lighthouse and a small park are located at the point, which is immediately North of the confluence of Hunting Creek and the Potomac River. The 1791-1792 survey of the boundaries of the District of Columbia began at a spot that was then at the tip of a cape at the Point. The south cornerstone from the boundary survey remains in a seawall several yards south of the lighthouse.The Woodrow Wilson Bridge crosses the point, most of which is under the protection of the National Park Service. Due to landfill over the years, Jones Point is the site of the only land boundary between Virginia and the District of Columbia.Jones Point underwent a major renovation that was completed in 2012. The newly renovated park highlights many of its historical aspects through small National Park Service placards that appear along the walking and biking trails. The renovations feature ample parking lots, basketball court, playground, concession stand, restrooms, new walking and bike paths, small fishing/sightseeing piers, and easy access to the Jones Point lighthouse.
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  • Enjoyed visiting the super awesome jones point lighthouse while I was tracking down the dc boundary markers. The lighthouse and surrounding grounds are taken care of, organized and maintained By The W...  more »
  • Went with my wife this past weekend. The trails leading to Jones Point are beautiful and serene. Enjoyed coffee while looking at the beautiful views and history  more »
  • Among history of the area, WWI industry, the lighthouse, and a beautiful river view, this place is the location of the first of the 40 boundary stones that mark the outline of the original ten-mile, s...  more »
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  • Wonderful historic waterfront location with picnic tables and beautiful lighthouse. I encourage restoring and reopening the lighthouse building to educate the people about Alexandria's hidden maritime history.
  • A nice little piece of history that is never too crowded.
  • Coolest history ever. Saw a documentary about the Masonic masons in Washington DC and George Washington. How Washington DC was established and how it started exactly at this point. I recommend this place for everyone and their children. Bring your dog, bring your family and bring a camera.
  • Quiet escape in the middle of the city. A beautiful area with some interesting history! You can clearly see the south point of the DC, VA, MD border here.
  • Well I hope to go but not right now it would be boring since I am only 9😡
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